New York State Pavilion Paint Project

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Thank you for your support. Our project has reached goal! The gofundme page will remain open for continued donations to support development of new projects for the pavilion. Please spread the word!

 

We are pleased to welcome "After the Fair: The Legacy of the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair" A Ryan Ritchey Film, as a supporter and partner in the continued efforts to preserve the NYSP.

 

 

We are a grass roots effort lending support to preserving an iconic structure remaining from the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York. We have spent the past few years gathering donations of materials and paint to restore some dignity to the structure in hoping it raises awareness towards its restoration and reuse. We completed the outside paint and started the interior this past spring of 2013. Designed by famed architect Phillip Johnson it has fallen into disrepair over the years.

The 50th anniversary of the opening of the fair arrived on April 22, 2014 and we have the structure looking better than it has in thirty years. Our Open Gate Event drew thousands of supporters and made local and national headlines. Money raised through donations will continue to go towards red, white and yellow paint and the associated materials. Typical cost per gallon is approximately $35 but we hope to seek discounts from generous paint distributors and other private donations. Our efforts have advocated for the preservation of the pavilion and I think we have been heard, however, it has only been possible with your support.

People can make a difference. Our project started out with one man's idea to try to keep awareness high for this neglected historic site. Many people have ideas, few can execute and fewer can claim success. Hats off to John Piro who's glimmer of hope started this project that has been in process since 2009 to help protect this structure. When the two of us started this project it was our dream to open the gates for the public to see the splendor of this amazing building and over 2500 people agreed that day.

This is just a beginning. We hope to inspire. We are part of the effort seeking renewal of the pavilion.

The building deserves it, the history deserves it and the people deserve it.
 

 Progress Reports
 

2009- The First Stripes and see the Gallery below

         
  April 2013- Interior   June 2013- Interior
     
  July 2013- Interior     August 2013- Interior
         
  September 2013- Interior     October 2013- Interior
 
  November 2013- Interior     March 2014- Event Preparation
 
  April 2014- Progress Report and Open Gate Event
 
  May 2014- Progress Report and Open Gate 2
   
  October 2014- Progress Report and Open Gate 3
 

 
 Media
  New York Daily News
November 2009
  dnainfo- February 2012 John and Mitch in "After the Fair" Documentary
     
  Queens Chronicle
January 2013
    Queens Chronicle
March 2013
         
  Queens Chronicle
May 2013
    Preservation Magazine- Fall 2013
National Trust for Historic Preservation!
     
  !!! Open Gate Events-
Media Coverage 2014
     
     

 

The story of how we got started- Film by Aquarela Pictures

 
 History
  nywf64.com-NYSP   Conlab- NYSP
     
  NYC Parks- NYSP     Pix & Docs- NYSP
 
 Gallery: 2009-2012 Exterior

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 The Paint Crew
  John P.
Westbury, NY
    Mitch S.
Nyack, NY
  Stephanie B.
Dallas, PA
         
  Jim B.
Clifton, NJ
    Gary M.
Queens, NY
    Ed G.
Whitestone, NY
               
  Tom B.
Elmhurst, NY
    AND Chris, Olga,
Rich & many more
     
 Contact  
       

 

2014 M. Silverstein

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Pavilion Documentary in the works...

 

2014 nyspproject.org